When should you donate Zakat al-Fitr?

Jarir ibn Abdullah رضي الله عنه narrates from the Prophet ﷺ  “The fast of Ramadan is suspended between the earth and heavens until Zakat al-Fitr is paid” (al-Jamia al-Saghir – Tabarani)

When should I donate mine?

Commonly, people donate theirs just before the Eid prayer. Although intentions for Zakat al-Fitr are accepted up until the Eid prayer commences, it is better to pay it earlier, to ensure it reaches those it is intended for.

What is the difference between Zakat al-Fitr, Fitrana and Sadaqah-Fitr?

Zakat al-Fitr, Zakat-Fitr Fitrana and Sadaqah-Fitr are popular different terms for the same thing. Any donations made for this intention given after the time for Eid prayer has a lesser reward as it becomes Zakat-Sadaqah. Ensure to send yours early, to ensure you receive the maximum reward!

Who is it compulsory upon?

The only exemption from paying Zakat al-Fitr is for those who do not have one Sa’a (approximately 2.6 – 3kg) of staple food in excess in their possession. Hence, traditionally the head of the household usually donates on behalf of each member of the family, including children.

How does it get distributed?

We distribute food to the most impoverished Syrian Refugee families (in areas where food is particularly scarce) in time for Eid, to ensure provision reaches them for Eid. This is the reason it is best paid early and prior to Eid day to enable the funds to reach those who need them for distribution on Eid day. See the gallery below for images from Syria’s 2021 distribution.

Is it 100% donation strategy?

Yes – Zakat al-Fitr is distributed with 100% donation strategy!

Can I donate it anytime in Ramadan?

Yes right up until the time for Eid prayer! We recommend to donate it early in the month of Ramadan. You can send your ahead now – click the button below:

Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنه reported: “The Messenger of Allah obligated Zakat al-Fitr as purification of the fasting person from vain talk and misbehaviour, as food for the poor. Whoever pays it before the Eid prayer, it is accepted as Zakat. Whoever pays it after the Eid prayer, it is part of voluntary charity.” – Abu Dawud